The Very Order of Things: Rousseau's Tutorial Republicanism

  title={The Very Order of Things: Rousseau's Tutorial Republicanism},
  author={J. S. Maloy},
  • J. Maloy
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Psychology
  • Polity
Rousseau's political theory has seemed to many to contemplate the radical transformation of human character through invasive governmental practices. But a classical republican reading of his general concern with moeurs and his developed conception of statecraft shows why he called for regulating or redirecting psychic dispositions, not destroying and then reconstructing them. Intimately related to this theme of moral economy are Rousseau's ideas on liberty and authority, which evince a deep… 
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270. The totalitarianism thesis especially flourished just after the Second World War; see, for

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The Genevan radical Micheli read Machiavelli the same way; see Rosenblatt

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